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which is better an incinerator or the Psycannon for taking out troops Im noob lol
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--A psycannon has the range advantage and one more Str, but costs a lot more.
--An incinerator has a template, and is fairly cheap.
--Both have the same AP, and both ignore invulnerable saves.
I prefer to use a single psycannon in Troop GK units and GK Terminator units, and a single incinerator in deepstriking GK units.
they are both great weapons (and NOT just for gk) that serve different tactical functions - so basically it comes down to your attack style. note that the incin is in the armoury, and so can be equiped on characters. a brutal template weapon on a character is a rare find....
The only problem with Incinerators is that since GKs are pretty slow, they'll often miss out on being able to use this short-ranged weapon. Deep-striking can allow you to get 1 shot off with it, assuming you don't scatter unfavourably, but after that you should be in combat, and I'd say it's probably not worth the 10 points for 1 shot, and then giving up your NFW in CC.
Psycannons are great weapons. Only problem with them is the PRICE! You could get a whole extra GK, with his own stormbolter and multiple S6 attacks for the same price as a psycannon. It's a choice I always struggle with, and still haven't really decided on. Oh, and the psycannon also trades out your NFW. On Termies, however, you keep your NFW, and are always treated as stationary and so increase the range on the weapon. I'd say that if you were going to get a psycannon for your power-armoured GKs, it's worth it to spend the extra 5 points and give it to your Termies. Even more so, give it to your Grandmaster. Same cost as giving it to a regular termie, but extra BS.
^Originally Posted by funnymouth
What he said.